Kent State Museum and Cleveland Cinematheque Present Screening of “The Magic Flute”
The Kent State University Museum, in collaboration with the Cleveland Cinematheque, presents a screening of the movie The Magic Flute on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. at the Peter B. Lewis Auditorium of the Cleveland Institute of Art, 11610 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland. Free parking for filmgoers is available in Lot 73 and the Cleveland Institute of Art annex lot, both accessed from E. 117th Street.
The 134-minute screening with subtitles will be followed by a discussion with Jean Druesedow, director of the Kent State University Museum, and Judy Levin, theatrical costume designer and show curator.
Ingmar Bergman’s colorful, magical film version of Mozart’s fantasy opera is one of the director’s most beguiling and delightful films. Recounting the rescue of a princess kidnapped by a sorcerer, it is a tale of love, light and life triumphing over the forces of darkness, despair and death. If you think Bergman is all torment and suffering, think again. This movie complements the Kent State University Museum exhibition Magical Designs for Mozart’s Magic Flute, on view at the museum in Kent from Sept. 29 through Jan. 8.
Special admission tickets cost $11. Tickets are $8 for Cinematheque and Kent State University Museum members, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland State University and Kent State I.D. holders, and those ages 25 and under. Twofers or radio winners are inadmissible for this screening.